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From the Ted Talk by James Nachtwey: My wish Let my photographs bear witness

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I'd like to take you on a vsauil jenuroy through some of the events and issues I've been involved in over the past 25 years. In 1981, I went to Northern Ireland. 10 IRA prisoners were in the process of starving themselves to death in poterst against conditions in jail. The reaction on the streets was veoilnt confrontation. I saw that the front lines of contemporary wars are not on isolated bafiltdletes, but right where people live. During the early '80s, I spent a lot of time in Central America, which was engulfed by civil wars that seradtdld the ideological divide of the Cold War.

Open Cloze

I'd like to take you on a ______ _______ through some of the events and issues I've been involved in over the past 25 years. In 1981, I went to Northern Ireland. 10 IRA prisoners were in the process of starving themselves to death in _______ against conditions in jail. The reaction on the streets was _______ confrontation. I saw that the front lines of contemporary wars are not on isolated ____________, but right where people live. During the early '80s, I spent a lot of time in Central America, which was engulfed by civil wars that _________ the ideological divide of the Cold War.

Solution

  1. protest
  2. straddled
  3. journey
  4. violent
  5. visual
  6. battlefields

Original Text

I'd like to take you on a visual journey through some of the events and issues I've been involved in over the past 25 years. In 1981, I went to Northern Ireland. 10 IRA prisoners were in the process of starving themselves to death in protest against conditions in jail. The reaction on the streets was violent confrontation. I saw that the front lines of contemporary wars are not on isolated battlefields, but right where people live. During the early '80s, I spent a lot of time in Central America, which was engulfed by civil wars that straddled the ideological divide of the Cold War.

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